Celena Cox is the director of The Lion King, Jr.  and recently music directed Will & Whit and Elf, Jr.

Celena Cox received her Masters in Opera Performance from Arizona State University, studied vocal performance at the University of Oklahoma, and performs professionally as a mezzo-soprano. She has been teaching and working with young performers for 8 years in Phoenix, Arizona, and for the last year here in Charlottesville. Celena has a passion for bringing quality productions to her local community and has been involved with productions at DMR Adventures, Belmont Arts Collaborative, and Victory Hall Opera over the last year. She is grateful for the theater community in Charlottesville that has allowed her to explore music directing and performing, and especially thankful to DMR for giving her this opportunity to direct her first musical.